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Palo Alto's city services will be limited on Monday due to Presidents Day

Your guide to what's open and closed during the federal holiday

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We've compiled a guide of modified schedules and closures for local and regional services across the Midpeninsula due to Presidents Day this Monday.

City services

• City of Palo Alto: Administrative offices and facilities will be closed.

• Police, fire: Emergency, police and fire teams will work on a regular schedule. Records and administrative offices will be closed.

• Palo Alto Library: All Palo Alto libraries will be closed.

• Garbage pickup: Regular service.

• Parking: Parking regulations will not be enforced.


• Caltrain: Service will operate on a modified schedule with 36 trains running between San Francisco and San Jose. There will also be two bullet trains and four limited service trains running in both directions. For more information go to

• SamTrams: Service will operate on a regular, non-school day schedule.


• Palo Alto Unified School District: No school in session.

Federal, state offices

• U.S. Postal Service: Post offices will be closed and there will be no mailing or package deliveries.


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2 people like this
Posted by Aaron
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 17, 2020 at 5:09 pm

The official name of the national holiday is Washington's Birthday.

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